Johnson & Johnson Recollects Neutrogena, Aveeno Sunscreens Over Chemical Considerations
Johnson & Johnson issued a voluntary recall on Wednesday for 5 spray sunscreens made below the Neutrogena and Aveeno labels, saying it had discovered low ranges of benzene within the merchandise.
The recall consists of 4 Neutrogena aerosol sunscreens: Seashore Protection, Cool Dry Sport, Invisible Every day and Extremely Sheer; and one Aveeno product: Shield + Refresh. The merchandise have been shipped nationwide and offered via a variety of shops.
Shoppers are urged to cease utilizing them instantly.
“Benzene is classed as a human carcinogen, a substance that would doubtlessly trigger most cancers relying on the extent and extent of publicity,” the corporate mentioned in a press release, including that modeling confirmed day by day publicity to the low ranges of the chemical within the impacted sunscreens “wouldn’t be anticipated to trigger adversarial well being penalties.”
Nonetheless, “out of an abundance of warning, we’re recalling all a number of these particular aerosol sunscreen merchandise,” it continued.
Prospects can file a request for a refund immediately with the corporate.
Johnson & Johnson mentioned it doesn’t use benzene in its sunscreens and the corporate continues to be investigating the way it appeared in these merchandise. The substance may be absorbed via inhalation, orally or via the pores and skin.
The corporate urged shoppers to make use of different sunscreens after they get rid of the affected merchandise.
“Sunscreen use is vital to public well being. Melanoma incidences proceed to extend worldwide, and nearly all of instances are brought on by extreme solar publicity,” the corporate mentioned. “It can be crucial that individuals in all places proceed to take acceptable solar safety measures, together with the continued use of other sunscreen.”
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